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2009-07-17 13:59:00

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today found that the U.S. government had not adequately justified its denial of a visa to a Swiss professor and leading scholar of the Muslim world. The decision, which reverses a ruling of a lower federal court, comes in a case in which the American Civil Liberties Union contended that the government's exclusion from the U.S. of Professor Tariq Ramadan violated the First Amendment rights of organizations inside the...

2008-11-10 18:00:22

Glaucoma patients, who must apply eye drops, risk damaging their eyes if they stop treatment during religious fasting, a British researcher said. Nishant Kumar of the University Hospital in Liverpool, England, said glaucoma patients often notice no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, which poses challenges for physicians in motivating patients to stick to treatment regimens. If patients neglect treatment until their vision noticeably declines, the damage is often irreversible....

2008-10-01 12:00:18

Under the patronage of his Royal Highness Sheikh Daij Al Khalifah Al Subah from Kuwait a celebration was held for television creativity. The Kuwaiti host Halima Poland received an award for 'best television host' this Ramadan for her program "Yabilah," aired on the Kuwaiti first channel. The program lasts for an hour and a half where people call in and win prizes. Halima's show also received an award for the 'best Ramadan television riddles show.' The public voted for the artists...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, The Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25. The figures are a sign that U.S. military is increasingly relying on the Iraqis, including U.S.-allied Sunni fighters, to take the lead in operations so they can assume responsibility for their own security...

2008-09-26 03:00:23

The Iranian state television news network (IRINN) started live broadcasts from Quds Day rallies in Tehran and Kerman Province at 0645 on 26 September. The fasting demonstrators are chanting "Death to the USA", "Death to Israel" and "God is Great" in Tehran and Kerman Province to express their "hatred for the Zionist regime", the TV said. Quds Day rallies are also being held in Sari Province, the TV added. International Quds Day rallies are being held on the last Friday of the month of...

2008-09-22 00:00:22

By Dharshini Balan; Heidi Foo SEPANG: Being an air traffic controller is not as glamorous as being a pilot or air stewardess, despite their vital role in ensuring safe departure and arrival of aircraft. But they are the ones with the highest level of discipline on the job, and demonstrate great concentration, dedication and level of responsibility. Even during Ramadan, when most Muslims break fast with family and friends, the Muslim ATCs attached to the Department of Civil Aviation...

2008-09-21 00:00:19

By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Grand Island meatpacking plant fired at least 86 workers Friday after they walked off the job amid a dispute over prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, company officials said.But a Muslim leader and one of the fired workers said 150 Muslims lost their jobs.JBS Swift & Co. spokeswoman Tamara Smid confirmed 86 firings late Friday, saying the employees were terminated earlier that day for repeatedly leaving work without authorization....

2008-09-20 12:00:41

By Jean Ortiz Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. -- A Grand Island meatpacking plant fired at least 86 workers Friday after they walked off the job amid a dispute over prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, company officials said. But a Muslim leader and one of the fired workers said 150 Muslims lost their jobs. JBS Swift & Co. spokeswoman Tamara Smid confirmed 86 firings late Friday, saying the employees were terminated earlier that day for repeatedly leaving work without...

2008-09-18 15:00:21

Text of report by state-run Iranian radio external service from Mashhad on 18 September With the arrival of Ramadan, Afghan TV networks are broadcasting seven Iranian serials. According to Iranian radio and TV, "She was an angel", "Joseph, the messenger" and "The forbidden fruit" and among the Iranian serials that are being broadcast by Afghan TV networks, among them, Rah-e Farda, Tolo TV, Shamshad TV, Tamadon TV and Lemar TV. Taking into account the religious atmosphere in the holy month...

2008-09-11 09:00:29

Roundup: Bangladesh's food prices at tolerable level during Ramadan following government measures By Wang Xuemei DHAKA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's apex business association said Wednesday prices of most daily essentials did not increase any more during the last several days after a sharp rise on the beginning of Ramadan early this month. Actually, prices of many food items came down and some others remained stable in last few days, while prices of a few food items went up,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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